[ENG] VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - Senior National Project Officer in Education (Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials), IITE UNESCO

Duty Station:
Moscow, Russia 
Project Appointment, one-year with possibility of extension depending on availability of funds and satisfactory performance
* ONLY nationals of the Russian Federation may apply to this post


DEADLINE: 13 April 2018


Duties and Responsibilities

·       Policy advocacy and development of indicators

Assist Member States in the development and implementation of policies to mainstream OER in education in order to ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education for all.

Conduct cast studies in the targeted countries and regions on the use of OER at different levels. 

Collect and analyse data in targeted countries and regions for the development of OER indicators within the framework of UNESCO.

·       Capacity building in targeted countries and regions

Organize leadership trainings and workshops in the targeted countries   for education policy makers and teachers to raise their awareness and strengthen technical skills in mainstreaming OER and promoting knowledge sharing.

Develop online resources to provide information and technical support to educational organizations and teachers in mainstreaming OER with special focus on higher education and technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

·       Strengthening media and information literacy (MIL) and knowledge sharing

Promote OER and knowledge sharing through strengthening media and information literacy (MIL) of educators at all levels and in different forms of education, including pre- and in-service training of teachers, provide training and technical support to educational organizations and teachers.

Work closely with internet-based educational organizations and social media to develop online resources for internet and mobile users including those from rural and remote areas, in order to leverage MIL in the development of digital learning environment.

·       Collaboration Partnership and fundraising

Establish and further promote collaborations within UNESCO and with partners from public and private sectors globally for joint programming and resource mobilization, strengthen collaboration and networking   for mainstreaming OER and promoting knowledge sharing, with special focus on partners from pedagogical institutions, UNESCO Chairs, internet based educational organizations as well as social media.

·       Programme coordination and implementation

Ensure effectiveness of programme implementation within the section of Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials at IITE through planning, budgeting, coordinating, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on programme activities as well as teamwork and partnership in and outside of the IITE.

·       Management of team

Manage and supervise the staff of the team in the implementation of the workplans.




Advanced university degree (equivalent to Master) in education, social sciences or any related fields.  

Work Experience

·         Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in the field of ICT in education, educational policy, educational planning, educational management or education sector analysis;

·         Experience in managing staff and teams;

·         Experience in planning, implementing and managing programmes and/or projects in the field of education, including programmes and projects related to ICT in education, educational planning, educational management or education sector analysis;

·         Experience in working closely with Ministries of Education at central and local levels.


·         Excellent organization and planning skills;

·         Integrity and fairness, cultural, gender, religion, nationality and age sensitivity;

·         Sound knowledge in both pedagogy and the use of ICT in education, particularly in the area of policy and research;

·         Ability to participate effectively in high-level negotiations and to build and maintain partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, including government officials;

·         Ability to work with a team and maintain effective working relationships in an international, multicultural and interdisciplinary environment;

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing;

·         Solid computer skills including advanced knowledge of office software and knowledge of database and analytical tools software.


·         Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English and Russian. 





To apply, please send your application letter, UNESCO CV, in English to the UNESCO IITE address (Kedrova Street 8, bld.3, Moscow, Russia) or by email applicationsmoscow@unesco.org.Application files will have to reach UNESCO before midnight (Moscow time). In subject please indicate “Application to Senior National Project Officer in Education, NO-D, DPLM.”

Please note that only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

A written test may be used in the evaluation of short-listed candidates.

UNESCO  is committed to gender equality in its programming and to gender parity within the Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.